Phyllis Braxton-Frierson is the CEO and Founder of PINK Consulting, LLC and The PINK Brand. She has been in the DEI field for nearly 25 years. Phyllis is a native of Moss Point, Mississippi and has resided in Minneapolis, Minnesota over 25 years. She is a daughter of Viola, mother to Ivy Zaire and wife to Marcus Frierson III.
Prior to starting PINK Consulting, LLC 15 years ago she worked for several organizations and educational institutions. Phyllis was an adjunct professor teaching graduate level courses in diversity, received her master’s degree all at the University of Minnesota and earned her bachelor’s degree from Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Ga. Phyllis served as an adjunct faculty member of St. Mary’s University Culturally Responsive Teaching Certification Program. She is a training team member of the Blandin Foundation’s Leading in Ethnically Diverse Communities, a certified administer and member of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Training Faculty, Intercultural Conflict Styles (ICS), Cultural Detective, Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI) and The Leadership Circle Profile (a 360-degree feedback leadership tool).
Phyllis is also the proud founder of Girl Scout River Valleys Beta Gamma Sigma Girl Scout Program started in 1998, and 25-year Silver Star member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Finally, she recently graduated from St. Catherine’s University/University of St. Thomas Masters of Clinical Social Work Program and is now a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW). As a contract clinical therapist her mission is to serve and support women and girls with an emphasis on females of color effected by personal, cultural and environmental adverse experiences with trauma-informed and evidence-based treatment.
Phyllis continues to pursue more effective ways to bring leadership and trauma informed DEI practices in relationship. She is currently a doctoral student majoring in Leadership for Change with a concentration in Somatics, Phenomenology and Communicative Leadership.
PINK Consulting provides trauma-informed counseling, intercultural assessment, training and development, personal and professional coaching, keynote and motivational speaking to individuals and organizations nationwide.